Caring With Confidence – Five weekly sessions helping carers to support someone with dementia

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is running free sessions which can help improve your knowledge about your loved ones’ condition and look at all aspects of the caring role you have taken on. All five sessions will take place at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre in Wallsend from 10am until 12.30pm.

The five sessions will cover:

Week 1 – Finding your Way

This session will cover how ‘the system’ works and your rights as a carer; look at the mental capacity framework and how it affects you and the person you care for; give you the chance to help you explore the challenges you face as a carer of someone with dementia or memory issues.

Week 2 & 3 – Coping with Dementia

We will discuss dementia and ways to communicate more effectively; explore the reasons for challenging and unusual behaviours and how they might be minimised; look at ways of supporting the person with dementia while they exhibiting these behaviours.

Week 4 – Caring and me

This session is designed to help you consider your own wellbeing. We will look at what you could do to minimise stress and relax. You will have a chance to take time out and think about how you juggle competing demands and how your caring role fits with other aspects of your life

Week 5 – Caring day by day

In this session we will look at the practical aspects of looking after someone with memory problems including dementia and how it can affect your life – from medication to finances, to emergencies at home. We will look at services that can help you and discounts and entitlements

Dates: Fridays 17th April to 22 May

If you would like to come along, please contact us on 0191 643 2298 or email us on